Petition granted for grand jury investigation

Tuesday, August 17th 2004, 6:23 am
By: News On 6

A Tulsa County judge has approved the circulation of a petition calling for a grand jury to investigate the death of a Tulsa bar owner.

The petition was filed by the mother of Shawn Howard.

Howard died from head injuries he received in a fight with a homeless man on June 24th.

Prosecutors declined to file charges in the case. They say evidence supports claims it was self-defense.